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5 Best Camping Areas in the West

Fall in love with camping all over again. Visit the five best camping areas with showstopping views, tons of adventure, or the quiet relaxation you’ve been craving.

1. Timber Creek Campground, CO

Timber Creek Campground makes our list of the best camping areas. You’ll feel like you’re on top of the world at this spectacular camping spot. The park boasts crests at over 12,000 feet with several overlooks, hiking trails, wildlife, and plenty of stargazing opportunities.

Timber Creek, located along the Colorado River on US Route 34, has 98 first-come, first-served camping sites. Timber Creek is mostly a dry camping spot with no electricity or sewer hook-ups. Water is available except in the winter months.

Click here to plan your visit or check out the rest of the fun activities to explore during your stay.

2. Fool Hollow Lake, AZ

Fool Hollow Lake, nestled in old forest tall pines, has plenty of shade with roomy campsites. Take in the fresh mountain breeze, and enjoy great fishing, boating, swimming, or hiking at this beautiful mountain lake spot.  

Fool Hollow Lake has 92 RV sites with water and electric service, and 31 without. Restroom and showers are available in the campgrounds.

Click here to learn more about the sites available at Fool Hollow Lake.

3. Grant Village Campground, WY

If you’re looking for a relaxing setting, Grant Village Campgrounds in Yellowstone Park is the place to be. It features a boardwalk and trails with beautiful views of various hot springs and thermal features.

Located on the southwest shore of Yellowstone Lake, this camping spot has approximately 400 sites for tent camping, RV’s, or combination of RV/tent camping.

Go here for more information on amenities or to reserve a campsite.

4. Cottonwood Campground, AZ

Cottonwood Campground, located in eastern Arizona, makes the perfect base camp to explore the Canyon de Chelly National Monument. Take a scenic drive around the North or South Rim, or hike 600 feet into the Canyon. Also, don’t miss out on a backcountry tour with a Native Navajo guide.

Cottonwood Campground is one of the best camping areas for adventure. Make sure you grab your camping spot first. This spot’s 93 camping sites are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Click here for more information on Cottonwood.

5. Rio Chama Campground, NM

Rio Chama Campground is in the heart of sandstone cliffs and tucked among juniper along the Rio Chama Wild and Scenic River. This campground has a little bit for everyone. Here, fishing is easy with riverbank access. Or, go adventure rafting and kayaking on class II and IV rapids. There’s also some great local attractions and nearby activities including golf, public hot springs, and plenty of festivals. Check out the Rio Chama RV Park or go here for links to the nearest campgrounds.

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